Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
  • 28-Feb-2018 to 31-May-2018 (CST)
  • Mayetta, KS, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
DEPARTMENT: Social Services
REPORTS TO: Social Services Administrator



The Child & Family Service Manager ensures the safety of Prairie Band Potawatomi children that are in or in need of Tribal custody. This position provides direct supervision of Social Worker/Case Worker, Family Support Worker, Independent Living Coordinator and IV E Project Coordinator. Supervise the following services:  Foster Care Placement/Adoption, Child Protection /CINC, Family Preservation, Independent Living, ICWA compliance and the development and application of the IV E Funding and ensures policies and procedures are up to date and followed.


  • Overall management for short and long-term objectives for the Child & Family Services including: case management, treatment planning, court reports, staff performance evaluations, etc.
  • Provide Social Services Administrator with monthly, quarterly and annual reports on programs/grant reporting requirements.
  • Oversee and report the monitoring of program budgets, inventory and expenditures.
  • Monitor CPS investigations, training and supervision of case management, ongoing services as needed.
  • Provide direction and weekly supervision to team members as it applies to policy and procedures.
  • Review the screening of new cases in determines the appropriateness for agency services
  • Review court reports prior to submission.  Attend court hearings when possible.
  • Supervise the recruitment and approve Native American Family Foster Homes.
  • Partner with state child placing agencies   as it pertains to the care and welfare of the Nation's children and families
  • Assist in providing the coordination for Foster Parent training and TIPS-MAPP training.
  • Oversee the development of emergency after hour services. Be reachable by phone 24 hours a day for services after hours when needed.
  • Assist in the installment and use of electronic records for program records.
  • Ensures that all required data and files are maintained to meet regulatory needs of outside agencies to include, applicable State, Federal, Tribal Codes, and BIA requirements.
  • Assist in the ongoing development and implementation of IV-E funding.
  • Attend Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) meetings and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services meetings as required.
  • Monitor staff training to address learning goals and obtain necessary Continuing Education Development for all team members.  
  • Works closely with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Police, local law enforcement, Tribal and state courts, other Social Service Programs, and community partners as applicable.
  • Assists in updating tribal codes as necessary relating to child welfare issues.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of services provided by the Child and Family Services Program.
  • Assures program policies and procedures are followed.
  • Work with other Social Service programs to ensure coordination of services for the member's needs.
  • Ensures appropriate follow-up with other office/departmental requests for the exchange of information with agencies, departments and individuals for the coordination of care.
  • Assigns and reviews work for direct reports.
  • Informs and consults frequently with the Social Services Administrator regarding program activities, issues, concerns and to seek guidance and direction through weekly supervision with the Social Services Administrator
  • Establishes schedules and sets objectives for the program.
  • Be responsible for oversight of and/or be Social Security Representative Payee for Nation's children.
  • Appraises employee performance.
  • Recommends hiring and discharge of employees.
  • Attend required CEU training to maintain Social Work license.
  • Assist with developing, updating and implementing current policy and procedures.
  • Directly supervises five (5) employees, which includes but is not limited to assigning and reviewing work, instructing, training, establishing schedule, setting objectives, recommending hiring and disciplinary action.
  • All other duties as assigned.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  • Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW)
  • Two years of managerial experience with knowledge of current Child Welfare issues
  • Valid driver's license and be insurable with the Nation's insurance
  • Valid license issued by the Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain an effective working relationship with employees, vendors, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and other agencies.
  • Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.
  • Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing a service-orientated approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.
  • Must be reliable, punctual and dependable in order to meet the needs of the department and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
  • Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to:  10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situation and documentation.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.


  • Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW).
  • Five years of managerial experience with knowledge of current Child Welfare issues and Tribal and Grant requirements.


  • Able to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, highly team-team oriented environment
  • Ability to work in a high-stress, deadline oriented environment
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public
  • Ability to perform daily activities, including but not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment,
  • Ability to supervise one person with light supervision
  • Minimal travel
  • Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Daily vicarious exposure to other's physical and emotional trauma experiences can have severe and lasting effects on workers.


  • Background Investigation with adjudication
  • Pre-employment Drug Screening
  • Tuberculosis screening

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.


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